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    Not looking to argue just putting my point of view re drones etc, the perception that anybody is alone on the fells at Dawn/Dusk, or any wild places for that matter is flawed. I for one have for years chosen to be out on the hills pre dawn or maybe dusk, for the solitude and atmosphere of seeing the new day awaken/end (I know it makes me sound like a crank as pointed out to me on more than one occasion but I know several other people that prefer to be in the hills early /Late doors) this time of year the dawn chorus is an added joy and to have my senses assailed by any man made contrivance totally screws up the remoteness that I have gone to a lot of effort to lose myself in, the same applies to dusk.

    Yes i have been buzzed on more than one occasion by drones at dawn/Dusk, I am also a keen photographer but I am conscious that any hobby I pursue should not give irritation to others which of course leaves me with gaps in my hobbies that I cannot fill because going down certain avenues may well encroach on another's comfort zone so for me it`s a case of carry on and get the best I can whilst respecting others wishes/views.

    Like I say just my point of view and not looking to argue
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    Firstly my drone is apparently one of the quietest you can get but yes it definitely makes a buzzing sound. Which ironically is probably a good thing - if people hear a drone at least they are aware of it being flown in the area. Wheezeís concern about a drone perhaps speccing out his house or garden for evil intent is kind of stymied by the noise thing. But yeah hands up I agree drones make a noise which can be annoying

    As for other people being in the area while I was flying, well just have a look at the videos and see if you can see anyone. In fact for the Malham Cove flight there was another photographer up there doing a series of time-lapse photos of the sunrise and I specifically first checked with him if he minded me flying from a point about 200 yards from him and he was fine with that. In fact he had a drone of his own for photography too. Those three locations in the Dales - Penyghent, Malham Cove and Whernside - might be right up there as the most busiest (and during the day ergo the most noisiest) but they for sure wereínt busy when I was there

    And what about other country side and wilderness Ďunnaturalí noises? Shotguns going off? Tractors? Farmers on quad bikes? Crow scarers? Hot air balloons? Low level jets screaming over? Explosions at the quarries (here in Horton)? Walkers chatting and shouting to each other? Dogs barking - I for sure know when Iím near a fell hound kennels? Motor bikes gunning past in the valley below (again a big thing here in the Dales)? Walkers playing radios and music out loud? The list goes on to be honest and drone noises are small beer compared to much of the rest
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    Iím obviously a fan of drone photography to be fair, just have a look at Danny MacAskill doing black slabs:

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=4Ym2F-tHdkk&feature=share

    Or this incredible recent drone footage from a bowling alley in the US:

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=VgS54fqKxf0&feature=share

    Stunning photography but yes it comes with an annoying buzzing sound

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fellbeast View Post
    I’m obviously a fan of drone photography to be fair, just have a look at Danny MacAskill doing black slabs:

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=4Ym2F-tHdkk&feature=share
    Indeed.

    And I am a fan of you and all your Forum contributions - stunning drone shots included.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fellbeast View Post
    Walkers playing radios and music out loud?
    This one really boils my piss to quote a work colleague of mine.

    I have to admit drone technology really fascinates me, I always wanted an RC helicopter when I was younger.
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    Same here. But Stolly, the only way you can see around the back of my place is to fly over it. A drone comes over....what am I to think?
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    Never mind drones. Yesterday on Plynlimon we were treated from around, 1.30 pm to 3pm, to a fantastic air display by RAF fighter jets one of whom saluted us with a sonic boom. It did not spoil the day one bit but one of the dogs wasn't very impressed.

    Now if they had been drones....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheeze View Post
    Same here. But Stolly, the only way you can see around the back of my place is to fly over it. A drone comes over....what am I to think?
    Itís trespass to fly low over somebodyís garden with a drone that has a camera so have a word with the person operating it. He or she will be easy to spot - just look for someone gormlessly staring at what will look a bit like a console game pad

    Iím not sure whether it will actually come to fruition but Amazon and UPS have been working on parcel delivery by drone, with the advantage being really fast delivery, especially to rural areas. Google Amazon Prime Air. For sure not everybodyís cup of tea but commercially used drones will definitely be a thing in the future. Geeks flying their own little drones like me on the top of mountains and cliffs will probably continue to be a small sideshow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mossdog View Post
    One of what Mossdog?

    A nice Russian lady?
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